This week in adhesives news, scientists at Leibniz-Institute for New Materials (INM) have developed a hybrid ink with organic and inorganic electronic materials. The ink can reportedly create electronic circuits on paper through the nib of a pen. The hybrid ink is a suspension of metal nanoparticles coated in organic, conductive polymers suspended in a mixture of water and alcohol. When applied to paper or foil using a pen, it can create circuits after drying with no additional processes. INM will be demonstrating the ink and future possibilities at the Research & Technology trade show April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany.
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